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New year, new you

Wallace Baine

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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That suddenly outdated calendar that you take down from the wall on New Year’s Day—ever notice how heavy that thing is? Maybe it’s your imagination, or maybe it’s from the accumulated Post-Its and appointment cards paper-clipped to it. But doesn’t it feel like the [...]

Cab is king

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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It’s no surprise that cab is king, especially in cooler weather, when sitting by the fire takes on a romantic air. Want to give yourself or a cab lover in your life a set of special local cabernets this holiday season?  Here are a few to ponder. Aver Family’s 2014 [...]

Help for the holidays

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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The holidays are all about tradition and St. Joseph’s Family Center’s, (SJFC), this year tradition ensured hundreds of South County families were provided the opportunity to revel in the happiness of the holiday season through the nonprofit’s annual Toy and Food Giveaway [...]

Vintage finds

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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The holiday season is filled with excitement, festivities and food, but in the midst of it all looms the age-old question: Where to find that perfect gift? With a variety of local stores, offering unique and specialized items, this holiday season can be not only stress-free but [...]

Relics renewed

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Linda Ashford, wife, mother, grandmother, and local business owner, first opened Ashford’s Heirlooms, located at 7547 Monterey Street, Gilroy, in 1993.“It’s not the same as it was 25 years ago but we’re holding our own,” Ashford said. The store has been undergoing a [...]

Bike shop pedals up fun

Mary Bartholomew

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Waking up Christmas morning to see a shiny new bike under the tree is a kid’s dream come true. One-year old South Valley shop Bike Therapy of Morgan Hills offers a wide range of bikes to choose from for all budgets. Owner Doug Hall wants to encourage anyone and everyone to get [...]

Fruits a’plenty

When Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use the land as a nice business venture. But no one could have predicted what that venture would become when her sons opened a [...]

Casual collectibles

Kimberly Ewertz

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
Kimberly Ewertz

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For the past 15 years Debbie Bird, owner of Sweet Pea Antiques located at 400 Third Street, San Juan Bautista, has been offering shoppers a wide mix of treasures. With six local vendors working under one roof the variety of items to pick from is endless.Sweet Pea Antiques offers [...]

Twirling textiles

Mary Bartholomew

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Experienced knitters know working with luxury yarn really feels wonderful. Quality yarns glide easily through the fingers. “As knitters become more experienced, they become more educated on benefits of working with quality yarns,” explains Shirley Todd. “Luxury and [...]

Dinner party

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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Want to toast with local wines as you sit down to your holiday feasts? Begin with the 2017 Guglielmo Grignolino Rosé and the 2016 Lion Ranch Grenache Blanc, move to a 2015 Aver Family Carignane, 2015 Alara Tempranillo or 2015 Medeiros Sangiovese and finish with a Thérèse [...]
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